Data from across the health and care system has been brought together on the NHS Choices website in the first stage of a new transparency site, MyNHS.
The site will link to existing data that has already been published on patient safety, efficiency, quality, public health, social care commissioning and hospital food standards.
The website is a joint project between the Department of Health, NHS England, Public Health England, the Care Quality Commission and the Health and Social Care Information Centre.
The data will be developed and improved over time by gathering feedback from users. The site includes a feedback button on every page so that suggestions from the health and care sector will improve the data and metrics over time. More data from CCGs, GP practices, clinicians and mental health trusts will be added at a later date.
MyNHS has been developed with the support of professionals across the healthcare sector. Clinicians, managers, patient groups and campaigners will be able to use the data to highlight the best performing areas and improve standards through competition and transparency.
Being open and transparent has real benefits when it comes to improving patient safety. Eight years ago, heart surgeons broke new ground by publishing results data and we now have some of the best results for heart surgery in the world. The new site is a test version and will seek feedback and ideas on the indicators used so that it can be developed and improved over time.